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    Default Hi fanboys.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...612687,00.html

    I read this and thought of most of the male population of StopTazmo.

    And if Time praises you, you must at least be all right.
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    "effects-ravaganza", "Butt-Numb-a-Thon"? It seems TIME just offically became trashy.

    Also, it didn't really seem like praise, to them its probably just a story to sell more copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    "effects-ravaganza", "Butt-Numb-a-Thon"? It seems TIME just offically became trashy.
    Like they aren't already? They kicked Rain out of the top 100 most influential people, after all. But come on... you must admit that it describes a large portion of the guys here.
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    I'm not really into American pop culture, but yeah I suppose it might describe a few people here (most people aren't that obsessed).

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    Man that article feels so condescending.

    The truth of the matter is that its a small set of obsessed fans which spread every new idea. The early adopters of cars or ipod's used them and talked about them with their friends, and so on. New style marketing builds itself around these otaku like (for any product, car buffs, train buffs, etc) people being so very critical to new inventions success, yet this article makes it sound like its a bad thing.

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    They may have an issue with the idea that a relatively small number of alpha fans/fanboys/otaku have a disproportionate influence on Hollywood and general public opinion.

    Pre-internet it was the recognized (and at least in some cases respected) movie critics who had more of an early impact on public opinion towards proposed or newly released movies. The fanboys were spread across the planet, disorganized, and lacked that kind of impact.

    With the internet, the fanboys can meet online, share their ideas and opinions with each other, draw support from the online community for movies they like or trash the movies they hate, and they have a strength in numbers thing working for them now in a way that it never did in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post

    I read this and thought of most of the male population of StopTazmo.
    I find it a little offensive that you actually believe that most of the ST guys act that way. Sure, all of us have to be a little geeky to post on this forum dedicated to manga and stopping Tazmo, but nothing as extreme as costumin' up for the next comic book convention.

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    personally i dont think that many of the ppl here are like that. They are more of the general who are just interested in this subject matter and wouldnt to any length kill themselves over something like that.

    but since the article went to the extremes of things, just to compare i'll go to the extreme on the opposite end. Would you rather have ppl obsessed to things like spiderman, transformers and stuff, who spend their time with stuff like that or would you rather have ppl out on the streets doing drugs, doing crimes and everything? So I guess what i'm trying to say is why complain about something that really isnt harming or doing anything harmful to the community?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    I find it a little offensive that you actually believe that most of the ST guys act that way. Sure, all of us have to be a little geeky to post on this forum dedicated to manga and stopping Tazmo, but nothing as extreme as costumin' up for the next comic book convention.
    ....well, not THAT extreme, but the obsessive love for such things as 300 definitely exists here. I don't believe many people here, if anyone I know, is quite as extreme as some of those examples but their movie preferences certainly fit.

    And yeah, the article is condescending - but it's Time. They think they're the best. Always like that.
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    300 was popular because it was hyped so much.

 

 
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